These grain free recipes fit into busy lifestyles without sacrificing nutrition or flavor. Here, you'll find dishes that are healthy, practical, delicious… and sometimes bit unconventional (browse below, you’ll see what I mean).
8 hours agoby lauren_geertsenSneaking marketing has us believing that self-care is something we can buy: a face mask, a bottle of wine, a scented candle. In actuality, self-care is the work of discovering who we truly are and taking the steps to share our unique gifts in the world. Can face masks and bubble baths help that process? I don’t think so. They can help us enjoy ourselves and rituals of self-reverence, but they aren’t going to do the work of deprogramming toxic cultural beliefs and sharing our gifts with the world. . . . THE BODY TRAP is an educational
3 days agoby lauren_geertsen[edited based on helpful and insightful comments! I had a blind spot in my caption earlier and appreciate it being pointed out] A few of you have asked me, “How can I respond when people criticize my appearance? For example, when my mom comments that I’ve gained weight.” Here are two options, shared by friends in this community: “Thanks for bringing it to my attention.” This can stop the conversation in its tracks. Or, “My appearance is the least interesting thing about me.” Do you have other suggestions on how to respond? . . . THE BODY TRAP
1 week agoby lauren_geertsenYesterday, @ddlovato shared this photo and said, “This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited.” Her caption continued, and she celebrated her body and newfound body authenticity. I honor and celebrate Demi’s courage and honesty. I applaud that she posted the truth of her body while afraid. And… I also feel distressed that the greatest for of any woman is showing up in her body, in the world, without editing. I understand this fear. I once felt it too. It’s a valid fear given cultural brainwashing. But we’ve got to do
1 week agoby lauren_geertsenJust keep art-ing, just keep art-ing…. . . . At Lauren_Geertsen, I help women have relationships with their bodies that makes them confident and powerful. Get my FREE MINI COURSE with the link in my profile! .⠀ .⠀ #artlife#arts#creativity
2 weeks agoby lauren_geertsenIn order to heal my autoimmune disease, I had to push past my “What will others think of me?” thoughts. Strangers would give me the side-eye and walk in an arc around me, as I muscle tested myself for supplements in the grocery store. My family members felt perplexed and concerned when I avoided the flu shot and started drinking unpasteurized goat milk. My healing made others uncomfortable, and in order to persevere, I repeated the mantra: My healing is my priority, and other people’s perception of me is not my responsibility. Healing the relationship with our
2 weeks agoby lauren_geertsenIf you don’t love yourself, you won’t perceive or let in anyone else’s love for you. You’ll keep yourself in toxic and abusive environments, because you think that’s what you’re worth. And you won’t expect respect and compassion from others, because you don’t give that to yourself. . . . At Lauren_Geertsen, I help women have relationships with their bodies that makes them confident and powerful. Get my FREE MINI COURSE with the link in my profile! .⠀ .⠀ #selfworthquotes#toxicrelationships#healthyrelationships#healthyrelationship#selflovefirst